My front porch is completely in the shade. It doesn't get much light even in the morning. Perfect conditions for shade loving plants - like ferns. When we bought this house the ferns were already here. There were a lot of brown leaves last year and no new growth at all. I already thought that I have lost them.
This spring, however, I discovered new growth. Each of the four ferns has developed new leaves - and I love how they slowly unroll, remaining in this kind of fairy-like phase until they finally turn into a long leaf.
A photo opportunity, of course.
I couldn't resist to process it with some kind of texture - I chose Kim's texture "kk_0411" in soft light at 66%, then copied and blended in multiply, also at 66%. Some levels adjustment - and there you have it.
I"m linking this to Kim's Texture Tuesday and this week's theme "simple".